Monday, September 14, 2015

One of the Best Pet Mysteries I've Read: Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund by Blaize Clement

I just read one of the best pet mysteries I've ever read: Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund by Blaize Clement

    This was my first read of the Dixie Hemingway mystery series and I loved it. Truly one of the better pet-mystery-type stories I've read (and I've read many). Dixie is a 32 year old former Sheriff's deputy, widower and now pet sitter with a vivid personality. The supporting characters of her gay brother and partner as a fireman and undercover cop really added to the story and you could picture Dixie talking with them and dining with them. There were funny parts, serious parts, intrigue, mystery, murders, and of course dogs. 
   The author paints a true picture of how different people care for their animals - some very well, others not well - but the character's passion for animals is clear. As a dog rescuer, I thoroughly enjoyed the way the animals were portrayed (in both situations).
  The plot was really well-thought out- and kept you guessing. If anyone thinks the murders were too dark, they need to turn on their television in the U.S. - they weren't, but the way the victim(s) was murdered was interesting, and made you guess.
   You'll enjoy the supporting characters, too- and get inside Dixie's head about men she deals with and struggles to deal with. At one point when she was with an elderly friend I actually laughed out loud reading what the elder character said.
    So, if you want a great mystery, solid, developed characters, dogs, something to make you laugh, cry, thrilled and wonder who is behind it all- I highly recommend this book. I look forward to reading Blaize Clement's other novels! - Rob 


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NOTE: I found out that the author passed away in 2011, but her son John has continued with the series and there are 10 books now. 
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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14